Essays Tagged: "Solitude"

Reflections on liberation in Buddhism

ht effort [3]One must give up desires in order to gain free mind7) Right mindfulness [38]Untroubled solitude of the mind suppresses distractions by allowing total awareness of them8) Right meditation ...

(1 pages) 56 1 4.3 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Shim Gum Do - a Buddhist practice of using martial arts as a form of Zen.

festyle in response to all the pain and suffering that he saw around him. It was during his time of solitude that Gauatma achieved his goal of becoming the "enlightened one", or Buddha and discovered ...

(8 pages) 117 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Analysis of Two Robert Frost Poems, 'Desert Places' and 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'

very different tones. One has a feeling ofdepressing loneliness and the other a feeling of welcome solitude. They showhow the same setting can have totally different impacts on a person depending ont ... as other things to do. Again, Frost gives us a beautifulnature scene but this time we enjoy welcome solitude. 'The woods are lovely,dark and deep'. This poem expresses the joy of nature.The speaker se ...

(4 pages) 380 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Twentieth Century Music and It's Reflection of History

the time brought the listener into the despair of the times apparent in songs, such as 'Stardust', 'Solitude', and 'Blue Lovebirds Die Alone'.World War II brought along a new attitude in it's music. S ...

(8 pages) 240 0 4.1 May/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Steinbeck's Of mice and men

that is really needed and that is friends. Without friends, people would suffer from loneliness and solitude. Loneliness leads to low self-esteem and deprivation. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, by Joh ... they'll put me on the county." (Steinbeck, 66)Candy is so down that he puts himself into a state of solitude. He is often allowed to go out with the other guys, but he always refuses due to his negati ...

(8 pages) 109 3 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

This is an essay about william wadsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud"

ever he feels "vacant" or "pensive" the memory flashes upon "that inward eye / That is the bliss of solitude," and his heart fills with pleasure "and dances with the daffodils."The imagery Wordsworth ... the cloud in the sense of being free and being able to look at such beauty. He mentions the words "solitude" and "lonely," yet he doesn't sound depressed. Later I found that even though he claims to ...

(2 pages) 123 1 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison of "Surfacing" and "Picture of Dorian Gray"

Solitude is the pathway to self-discovery. Indeed, one of the most difficult tasks in life is to cho ...

(8 pages) 50 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The philosophy of Thoreau as potrayed in "Walden"--two main quotes the depict the central idea of his philosophy and trancedentalism and specific details to back it up. Includes a bibliography.

ess.In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles ... will it truly be his. "I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune is to have inherited" (108)."Solitude" portrays Thoreau's contentment of his withdrawal from the insignificant society of humans ...

(4 pages) 122 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"THE RELEVANCE OF COMPANY" Essay about theme of Loneliness in the book "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.

a person is empty and dead inside. As in the recent film "Cast Away" people who live their lives in solitude lose a piece of their soul and become sickly. People need others in their lives to be healt ... you. I tell ya," he cries to Lennie (72,73). He shares the emotional pain that he has acquired from solitude and explains how he yearns for more human contact. He is so desperate for companionship tha ...

(4 pages) 48 0 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Frankenstein : Saint or Sinner?!

a scientist. He was created by the 19 year old Mary Shelley, as a University graduate. He lived in solitude for 6 years, while at University where he stayed in a rented room, this is where he created ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is an expository essay on the short story "Wyoming: The Solace of Open Spaces," by Gretel Erlich. The essay is about how people in Wyoming are like compared to people who live in the city.

Wyoming, not just a barren state, but the home of a community"The solitude in which westerners live makes them quiet" (Erlich 209), but this does not mean they hide f ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Mice of Men

that is really needed and that is friends. Without friends, people would suffer from loneliness and solitude. Loneliness leads to low self-esteem and deprivation. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, by Joh ... they'll put me on the county." (Steinbeck, 66)Candy is so down that he puts himself into a state of solitude. He is often allowed to go out with the other guys, but he always refuses due to his negati ...

(7 pages) 84 1 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

"In Death Constant beyond Love" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

trigued by Laura Farina. The senator's erotic love for Laura is an illusion because he is left with solitude at the end of the story. Senator Sanchez is very stunned by Laura's beauty and it takes him ... er and money over people. By going for his one weakness, which is his heart, it made his death more solitude. He knew that Laura did not really love him or did she want to be with him. It was because ...

(2 pages) 20558 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Brief hand out about Alice Walker's life and her work.

er older brothers shot her with a BB gun by accident, while playing a game of "Cowboys and Indians."Solitude:After her accident, Alice's grades plummeted. Because of the noticeable scar in her right e ...

(2 pages) 113 1 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.

corrupt him. This causes isolation but he straightens himself out eventually, putting an end to the solitude and coldness that he once carried.In general and as a child, Pip is kind. The personality o ...

(6 pages) 107 2 3.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

nkind's story too. Eliot's "Prufrock" is a brilliant commentary on the less portrayed emptiness and solitude of modern individuals.Prufrock is the anti-archetype of what man should be, that is, he is ...

(3 pages) 186 2 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", and Octavio Paz's "The Street".

ed Lonely as a Cloud", and Octavio Paz's "The Street" share similar themes in that they all explore solitude and insightfulness. There is an interesting contrast within this group of poems, especially ...

(3 pages) 136 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Machiavellian Monkeys, James Shreeve, Discover, June 1991.

concluded that social primates exhibit this intelligence and those that live in small groups or in solitude do not.First, let's examine the term Machiavellian. The dictionary definition is: character ...

(3 pages) 34 0 2.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Early School Days; In my 2nd year of college I pulled this paper out, re-structed it, and re-vised it.

e and pacing backand forth with a bit of a haste in their step. I crept inside and into this hall ofsolitude after swallowing my heart and proceeded past them when the deputytackled me! Instinct told ...

(2 pages) 56 3 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Descriptive Essay-My Favorite Place.

ether on a pier; the barriers that normally separate us are torn away. It also provides a place for solitude, allowing me to converse with nature, write a story, or read a book.Some look at the pier a ...

(1 pages) 259 3 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays